Classical Greece & Cruise

Discover Greece's best spots by land and sea on this 12-day journey. Travel through Classical Greece with time to explore Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka and the wondrous Meteora monasteries. Then board a 4-day cruise and explore Greece's beautiful coastline and charming island life.

Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you'll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.

Location

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka (Meteora), Mykonos, Kuşadasi, Patmos and Santorini

Location:

Athens, Greece (ATH), Olympia, Greece, Delphi, Greece, Kalabaka, Greece, Greece

12  Days | 10  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights of cruise accommodation on all-inclusive basis
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners; Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on cruise
  • 4-day Classical Greece tour
  • 3 More Moments activities included:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
    • Kuşadasi Shore Excursion - Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages
    • Crete Shore Excursion - Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Athens at your own pace.

Meal(s): None
Classical Greece & Cruise

Days 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Acropolis. Then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering Athens at your own pace.

More Moments Activities Included:
The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum:

Activity Included

The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Follow your expert guides as they take you for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you’ll continue on and pass by the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Next up is a comprehensive visit of the Acropolis to see architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the impressive Parthenon. End the tour with visit of the New Acropolis Museum.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Athens : At Leisure

Spend the day exploring Greece’s capital. Sample delectable Greek cuisine at one of the countless quaint tavernas and cafés, or hit the shops on Ermou and Kolonaki streets.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Athens - Classical Greece Tour: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Mycenae - Olympia (approx. 265 km)

After breakfast, embark on your four-day Classical Greece tour. Head out towards Olympia, with a stop at the Corinth Canal, then continue to Epidaurus with its fourth-century-BC theatre. Next, stop at Nafplio, a modern seaside resort and old town. The last stop of the day is the archeological site of Mycenae, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Continue to Olympia for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 6

Classical Greece Tour: Olympia - Delphi (approx. 240 km)

After breakfast, visit Ancient Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia ($). Continue towards Delphi, passing through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 7

Classical Greece Tour: Delphi - Kalambaka (approx. 228 km)

Enjoy a guided tour of Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is the home of the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum. After your tour, depart for Kalambaka. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 8

Classical Greece Tour: Kalambaka - Meteora Monasteries - Athens (approx. 354 km)

Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to be suspended between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Next, travel towards Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae where a stop will be made to visit the memorial of Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartans. Return to Athens for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 9

Athens - 3-Day Cruise: Mykonos

Transfer to Piraeus port to board your 3-day cruise. Arrive in Mykonos and spend the evening exploring this lovely island at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 10

Cruise: Kuşadasi Shore Excursion - Patmos

Arrive in Kuşadasi early in the morning and head out on an excursion to Ancient Ephesus. Next port of call is Patmos. Stroll through the picturesque town or join an optional shore excursion to the Monastery of Saint John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse ($).
 

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:

Kuşadasi Shore Excursion - Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and see relics from Hellenistic and Roman eras. Stroll through the ancient city and see the Agora, the Temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsus. End the day at the Grand Bazaar in Kuşadasi.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 11

Cruise: Crete Shore Excursion - Santorini

After an early morning arrival in Crete, embark on a bus tour to the Minoan Palace of Knossos to see relics of Minoan civilization from thousands of years ago. In the afternoon, set sail for magical Santorini and be greeted by legends of time past.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Crete Shore Excursion - Minoan Palace of Knossos: Continue on your excursion and learn all about Venetian heritage, including Koules Fortress, the Morozini Fountain and the Church of St. Titus.
Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
Classical Greece & Cruise

Day 12

Cruise - Athens - Return to Canada

Arrive in Athens early in the morning. Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Classical Greece & Cruise

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Polis Grand Hotel(or similar)
Olympia, Greece
Hotel Olympic Village(or similar)
Delphi, Greece
Hermes Hotel(or similar)
Kalabaka, Greece
Orfeas Hotel(or similar)
Option of Standard Inside or Standard Outside cabin(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Hotel Titania(or similar)
Olympia, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalabaka, Greece
Grand Meteora Hotel(or similar)
Option of Standard Inside or Standard Outside cabin(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Divani Caravel(or similar)
Olympia, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalabaka, Greece
Grand Meteora Hotel(or similar)
Option of Standard Inside or Standard Outside cabin(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Thursdays from April 2 - October 22, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

This tour does not offer guaranteed accommodations.

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum:

  • Half-day morning tour
  • April to October
  • Daily service
  • English/French Departure at 8:45 am – return at 1:30 pm

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.